"Épi. A slender finial of metal or terracotta, ornamenting the extremities or intersections of roof-ridges or forming the termination of a pointed roof or spire. Épi of Lead, 13th century-- Cathedral of Chartres." -Whitney, 1911

Épi

"Épi. A slender finial of metal or terracotta, ornamenting the extremities or intersections of…

Acanthus of Corinthian Capital

Acanthus

Acanthus of Corinthian Capital

The acanthus is one of the most common ornaments used to depict foliage.

Acanthus Leaf, Front and Side Views

The acanthus is one of the most common ornaments used to depict foliage.

The symbol on an address card of an ink factory by Prof. Hammer of Carlsruhe.

Address Card Symbol

The symbol on an address card of an ink factory by Prof. Hammer of Carlsruhe.

This Antique ampulla is designed in black painted clay with an ornament design on the outside.

Antique Ampulla

This Antique ampulla is designed in black painted clay with an ornament design on the outside.

This Antique ampulla is designed in black painted clay with an ornament design on the outside.

Antique Ampulla

This Antique ampulla is designed in black painted clay with an ornament design on the outside.

An angle ornament in the hall of the Ministry of State in Paris.

Angle Ornament

An angle ornament in the hall of the Ministry of State in Paris.

An angle ornament in the Louvre, Paris.

Angle Ornament

An angle ornament in the Louvre, Paris.

"The ornament rising above the stern of ancient ships."-Whitney, 1902

Aplustre

"The ornament rising above the stern of ancient ships."-Whitney, 1902

"Part of the Apparel of the Alb of Becket."-Whitney, 1902

Apparel of the Alb

"Part of the Apparel of the Alb of Becket."-Whitney, 1902

"Persian and Egyptian Armlets."-Whitney, 1902

Armlet

"Persian and Egyptian Armlets."-Whitney, 1902

Laurel French Renaissance Band.

Lauren French Renaissance Band

Laurel French Renaissance Band.

A beehive doodad.

Beehive doodad

A beehive doodad.

A bird doodad.

Bird doodad

A bird doodad.

A boss is a projection in the shape of a segment of a sphere, or somewhat so whether for use or ornament, often carved or cast.

Boss

A boss is a projection in the shape of a segment of a sphere, or somewhat so whether for use or ornament,…

A boss is a projection in the shape of a segment of a sphere, or somewhat so whether for use or ornament, often carved or cast.

Boss

A boss is a projection in the shape of a segment of a sphere, or somewhat so whether for use or ornament,…

The Laurel Intarsia Panel Branch is inlayed wood that was found in the Palazzo Ducal, Mantua, Italy.

Laurel Intarsia Panel Branch

The Laurel Intarsia Panel Branch is inlayed wood that was found in the Palazzo Ducal, Mantua, Italy.

The Laurel Spanrail Branch is a Louis XVI style.

Laurel Spanrail Branch

The Laurel Spanrail Branch is a Louis XVI style.

The Laural branches design was used on Greek vases and in conventional painting.

Laurel Branches

The Laural branches design was used on Greek vases and in conventional painting.

The Laural branches design was used on Greek vases and in conventional painting.

Laurel Branches

The Laural branches design was used on Greek vases and in conventional painting.

The Laurel branches were found in a the silver treasure of Hildesheim, Rome.

Laurel Branches

The Laurel branches were found in a the silver treasure of Hildesheim, Rome.

An illustration of an Egyptian hieroglyphic depicting Egyptians baking bricks.

Brick Baking

An illustration of an Egyptian hieroglyphic depicting Egyptians baking bricks.

The Graeco-ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It has an added neck that is decorated with a palmette ornament.

Graeco-Ionic Capital

The Graeco-ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It has an…

The Roman-ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It has an added neck that is decorated with a palmette ornament.

Roman-Ionic Capital

The Roman-ionic capital is a design of a scroll rolled on both sides with spiral curves. It has an added…

The modern chair's top of the back is horizontal and is crowned with a cornice or an ornament.

Modern Chair

The modern chair's top of the back is horizontal and is crowned with a cornice or an ornament.

"Argent, a chaplet proper. CHAPLET. An ancient ornament for the head, granted to gallant knights for acts of courtesy. It is frequently borne as a charge in a shield of arms, and always tinted in its natural colours." -Hall, 1862

Chaplet

"Argent, a chaplet proper. CHAPLET. An ancient ornament for the head, granted to gallant knights for…

This Arabian circular panel is a flat ornament found in a Mosque.

Arabian Circular Panel

This Arabian circular panel is a flat ornament found in a Mosque.

This Arabian circular panel is a flat ornament that was found in a Mosque.

Arabian Circular Panel

This Arabian circular panel is a flat ornament that was found in a Mosque.

"Column with spiral ornament from Persepolis." —D'Anvers, 1895

Column

"Column with spiral ornament from Persepolis." —D'Anvers, 1895

"In architecture, an ornamental finishing, either carved in stone, or of tiles running along the top of a wall, or the ridge of a rood. Crest-tiles, or Crease-tiles, are frequently in the form either of small battlements or Tudor flowers, as in the accompanying illustration from Exeter Cathedral." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Crest-Tiles

"In architecture, an ornamental finishing, either carved in stone, or of tiles running along the top…

"Crowns were originally garlands of leaves; and in this form they have probably been used as an ornament for the head by almost every people. they were much used by both the classical nations of joyous and on solemn occasions." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Crown

"Crowns were originally garlands of leaves; and in this form they have probably been used as an ornament…

"Crowns were originally garlands of leaves; and in this form they have probably been used as an ornament for the head by almost every people. they were much used by both the classical nations of joyous and on solemn occasions." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Crown

"Crowns were originally garlands of leaves; and in this form they have probably been used as an ornament…

The Roman Cup is an artificial foliage design that has serrated edges, made to look like natural desgins.

Roman Cup

The Roman Cup is an artificial foliage design that has serrated edges, made to look like natural desgins.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A four-pointed doodad.

Doodad

A four-pointed doodad.

A four pointed doodad.

Doodad

A four pointed doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A doodad.

Doodad

A doodad.

A French wood carved door head from the 18th century.

Door Ornament

A French wood carved door head from the 18th century.

"In architecture, a sculptured ornament in imitation of a garland or festoon of fruits, leaves, or flowers, or of other objects, suspended between two points." -Whitney, 1911

Encarpus

"In architecture, a sculptured ornament in imitation of a garland or festoon of fruits, leaves, or flowers,…

Part of an exhibition program in 1876, by R. Seitz.

Exhibition Symbol

Part of an exhibition program in 1876, by R. Seitz.

A capital F framed and decorated to start a new paragraph or to head a page.

F, Decorative Initial

A capital F framed and decorated to start a new paragraph or to head a page.

"It is made of pressed ferns, grasses, and flowers, with a beautifully colored Butterfly made of paper. This is arranged on cardboard, with a piece of cork to imitate a shell or log, and the grasses and ferns glued on the back of the cork as if they were growing behind the log."—Heinrich, 1887

Design with Ferns

"It is made of pressed ferns, grasses, and flowers, with a beautifully colored Butterfly made of paper.…

"An ornamental figure, as a statue or bust, on the projecting part of the head of a ship, over the cutwater and immediately under the bowsprit." -Whitney, 1911

Figurehead of Ship

"An ornamental figure, as a statue or bust, on the projecting part of the head of a ship, over the cutwater…

A Fin'ial is an ornament (generally carved to resemble foliage) which forms the termination of pinnacles, gables, spires, and other portions of Gothic architecture. This image shows an example of a fin'ial.

Fin'ial

A Fin'ial is an ornament (generally carved to resemble foliage) which forms the termination of pinnacles,…

The Blue-Bell flower is used as an ornament design in flat and relief forms.

Blue-Bell Flower

The Blue-Bell flower is used as an ornament design in flat and relief forms.